The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, THE ICE TWINS.
IT TOOK ONLY SIX WORDS TO SHATTER HER DREAMS…
When Rachel marries handsome David and moves to a beautiful house in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.
But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and her perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother. As September slips away and December looms, Rachel grows increasingly suspicious of her husband – and begins to suspect there might be truth in Jamie’s words:
‘YOU WILL BE DEAD BY CHRISTMAS’
Praise for THE FIRE CHILD:
‘Brilliantly eerie’ Good Housekeeping
‘You will race through the final pages, desperate to find out the truth. Thought-provoking, genuinely scary, and compulsive – fantastic stuff’ Sunday Mirror
‘A brilliant and compulsive thriller’ Heat
‘Packed full of plot twists and turns, this book had me gripped from the start. I slept with the light on for several nights afterwards’ Sun, Book of the Week
‘A grip-lit hit’ Mail on Sunday
‘This excellent thriller won’t disappoint’ Closer
‘If you liked Tremayne’s bestseller The Ice Twins, and spooky Gothic horror stories where things go bump in the night, then this is for you’ Daily Mail
‘Atmospheric and haunting’ Independent on Sunday
‘The author of last year’s bestseller The Ice Twins is back with this dark, atmospheric thriller.’ Fabulous
‘A true psychological thriller, readers will be kept guessing over the many twists that surface throughout the novel. A chilling read’ Woman
Praise for THE ICE TWINS:
‘A magnificently creepy thriller’ Spectator
‘Beautifully paced, teeming with psychological shivers, The Ice Twins is a notable debut’ The Times, Best Crime Thrillers
‘Gripping, sad, and desperately poignant, this is a debut to die for’ Daily Mail
‘Stunning’ Mail on Sunday
‘The Ice Twins has grip, pace and bags of atmosphere … It also has one of the cleverest endings of recent thrillers’ Sunday Times
‘Unbearably gripping and suspenseful’ Sophie Hannah
‘Strange and moving … complex and dramatic … the advantages and hardships of island life are well depicted and the Gothic mood is suitably creepy’ Sunday Herald
‘Chilling and utterly compulsive … builds to an incredibly tense and shiver-inducing conclusion’ Sunday Mirror
'Very eerie' Marie Claire
‘A tense psychological thriller that builds with every page’ Sunday Post
About the author
S. K. Tremayne is a bestselling novelist and award-winning travel writer, and a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines around the world. The author’s previous novel, The Ice Twins, was picked for the Richard and Judy Autumn 2015 Book Club and was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller.
Born in Devon, the S. K. Tremayne now lives in London and has two daughters.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This was such a good book (I read like half of the book in about two hours) the ending just didn't grip me like the rest of the book did which was a shame. It was almost like the author got bored. However, still a really good book which is worth a read as the story line really keeps you guessing!